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How to Clean and Maintain A Permanent Retainer

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Nancy Shiba DDS
How to Clean and Maintain A Permanent RetainerFollowing orthodontic treatment, patients must use permanent retainers for added security. For instance, retainers can be helpful in keeping your teeth in place and preventing them from shifting back to their original position after having your teeth corrected. However, wearing retainers can make it difficult to properly clean both your teeth and the retainers themselves. You must practice extreme caution when it comes to dental hygiene because failing to properly brush your teeth might lead to tooth decay or cavities.

You Should Get Floss Threaders

It can be challenging to floss normally when wearing retainers. The wire from the retainers will prevent proper flossing. Due to the fact that you will be able to insert the floss string into the troublesome locations, floss threaders become essential. The string will be inserted between your teeth using floss threaders. The procedure is simple, and in our office, our dentists can demonstrate how to perform it correctly. They will also give you the appropriate threaders.

Brush Twice A Day and Floss Every Day

To stop common dental diseases from developing, it's crucial to keep up with your daily oral hygiene habits. Additionally helpful is a water flosser. Also available for use at home is a water flosser. Food particles stuck between your teeth are removed by a water flosser by running a stream of water between them. Plaque and tartar, which can result in dental problems like tooth decay, can be prevented with the use of this.

It is also crucial to visit the dentist often because you'll get regular dental cleanings for the best oral health. If you need effective care and management for retainers, get in touch with us. If you have any inquiries about problems with dental health, you can also call.

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